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The second and sourth wards shall do their proportion of said work, and shall grade Cherry and Vliet streets, to intersect with the Madison or the Prairieville road, within one year from the adoption of this act; and the first and third wards shall do their proportion of said work, and shall grade Water street to said bridge, within the same time. Sec. 3. The present bridge at Chesnut and Division streets Present bridge shall be kept up until the time mentioned for the completion of : * the bridge at Cherry and Water streets, and until the same shall be built and the streets graded leading thereto, and thereafter the said bridge may be vacated and removed at the joint expense of the first and third, and second and fourth wards, in proportion to their tax lists. The present bridge at Oneida and Wells street may be vacated at the expiration of five years from the adoption of this act, unless sooner removed by common consent of the wards interested therein. Bridges to be Sec. 4. All the said bridges shall forever remain free of toll, free. in passing the saine, and (except the Cherry street bridge) shall be so constructed and attended that no unnecessary delay shall be made to the passage of any water craft navigating said river; and the wards interested in proportion to their respective tax lists, shall be liable to pay all damages which any water craft may sustain by delay in passing or coming in contact with any such bridge in passing or attempting to pass the same. Sec. 5. The general laws for the preservation of bridges, and the punishment by such laws, provided for wilful and malicious injuries done thereto, are hereby extended to include all the aforesaid bridges, and shall apply to any wilful or malicious damage which may be done to either of them by any person or persons whatever. In case such damage shall be done by the master or commandant of any vessel or other water craft, such vessel or craft shall be liable for all such damage and may be proceeded against under the act to provide for the collection of demands against boats or vessels. Sec. 6. This act shall take effect as between the first, second, when to take third and fourth ward, when the saine shall have been approved effect. by a majority of the voters present and voting on that subject, in the first and third wards jointly, and also by a majority of the voters present and voting in the second and fourth wards jointly,
and die voring in any or all the wards, shall be liad at any time or times which may be appointed for that purpose by the president and board of trustees of the town of Milwaukee, previous to the first ciiy election, or thereafter by the mayor and common council of the city; and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
APPROVED February 2, 1846.
AN ACT to incorporate Beloit College. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. [Thai] Revd's. A. Kent, D. Clary, S. Peet, F. Bascum, C. Waterbury J. D. Stevens, A. L. Chapin, R.M. Pearson, Messrs. G. W. Hickox, A. Raymond, C. M. Goodsell, E. W. Potter, L. G. Fisher, W. Talcott, Charles S. Hempstead and Samuel Hirman and their successors be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporale to be styled the board of trustees of Beloir College, and by that name to remain in perpetual succession, with full power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to ac- Powers of com quire, hold and convey property real and personal: to have and use
poration, a common seal, to alter and renew tlie same at pleasure; to make and alter from time to time, such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the government of said insti ution, its officers and servanis: Provided, Such hy-laws are not inconsistent with the Proviso. constituțion and laws of the United States or of this Territory: also, to have power to confer on those whom they inay deem wotthy, all such honors and degrees as are usually conferred in like institutions. Sec. 2. That the said college shall be located in the township
ted. of Beloit, Rock county, and shall be erected on a plan sufficiently extensive to afford instruction in the liberal arts and sciences;
and the trustees may, as their ability shall increase, and the inter. est of the country require, erect any or all the different departments for the study of the liberal professions, in such locations as may be most feasible, in the town of Beloit.
Sec. 3. That the board of trustees shall have power to ap. point a president, vice president and treasurer and such agents as they may deem necessary, and shall fill all vacancies that may occut in their own board, by resignation, death or neglect for more than one year, to attend to the duties of the trustee: Also, to appoint such officers, professors, and teachers as the institution and government of the institution shall require, and prescribe their duties, and to remove any of them for sufficient reasons: Also, to prescribe and direct the course of studies to be pursued in the institution and its departments.
Sec. 4. That the board of trustees shall consist of sixteen members with power to increase their number to twenty-four; and seven of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Said board of trustees shall hold their first annual meeting in the township of Beloit, on the fourteenth day of April; 1846, and afterwards they shall meet on their own adjournments; but in cases of emergency the president, with the concurrence of two trustees, may call a special meeting, or any five members may call such meeting by giving notice to such members at least ten days before the time of such meeting.
Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by them collected or received, according to their best judgment, in erecting suitablo buildings, supporting the necessary of. ficers, instructors and servants, in procuring books and apparatus, necessary to the success of the institution: Provided, nevertheless, That in case any donation or bequest be made for particular pur. poses, which accord with the designs of the institution and the corporation, shall receive and accept the same. Every donation of bequest thus made, shall be applied in conformity to the conditions or designs expressed by the donor.
Sec. 6. That the treasurer of the institution shall always, and all other agents, when required, before entering upon the duties of their appointment, give bond for the security of the corpora. tion, and of the public, in such penal sums, and with such sure. ties as the board of trustees shall approve,
Sec. 7. That no religious tenets or opinions shall be requisite to entitle any person to be admitted as a student in said college, and no such tenets or opinions shall be required as a qualifictaion for any professor, tutor or teacher of said college, and no student of said college shall be required to attend religious worship in any particular denomination. •
Sec.S. The Legislature shall have full power to alter, amend or repeal this act at any time, without any judicial investigation, and vested rights to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved February 2, 1846.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act to incorporate the town of Platteville.” BE IT ENACTED by the Council and IIouse of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin: Section 1. That it shall be lawful for the President and Trustees of the town of Platteville, at any regular or special meeting of their board to determine by ordinance whether any license shall be granted to keep a tavern or grocery within the corporate limits of the said town. o Sec. 2. If the said board of President and Trustees shall at any such regular or specinl meeting determine and ordain that no license shall be granted to keep a tavernor grocery within the corporate limits of said town,it shall be the duty of the clerk of the said board within ten days after the date of such ordinance, to transmit to the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county of Grant, a certified copy of such ordinance which shall be recorded at length by the clerk of the said board of county commis. siouers, and from and after the reception of the copy of such ordinance by the clerk of the said board of county commissionerns, it shall not be lawful for the said board to grant any license whatever to keep a tavern or grocery within the corporate limits of the said
town of Platteville, and any license granted contrary to the pro
visions of this act shall be null and void.
AN ACT to authorize school district No. 1, in
BE IT ENACTEB by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Trusteesto as Szction 1. The trustees of school district number one, in
to: Platteville school district, are authorized and required to ascertain the number of persons in said district over the age of four years and under the age of sixteen years, and make return thereof to the board of county commissioners at the time now prescribed by law, for making return from school districts, upon which return the trustees are authorized to draw, and receive the amount of money to which said district would have been entitled to draw and receive if a school had been kept in said district, which money the trustees shall appropriate, in the erection of a good and suit. able school house, in said district.
Amount of Sec. 2. That one half of one per cent, may be assessed upon
tax. all the taxable property in said district including improvements upon real estate, and collected in the same manner and at the same time that county taxes are assessed and collected, which taxes shall be paid by the county treasurer, to said trustees on or before the second Monday in January next, and be by said trustees expended in the eiection and completion of said district school house: Provided, that a majority of the tax payers, inhabitants of said school district, who shall vote, shall vote for such tax to be raised at a districtschool meeting to be held for that purpose, at thc usual place of holding district school meetings in said district,